2020 Mazda MX-5 gets new paint job and updated cabin

Entering its 31st year of production, the Mazda MX-5 continues to hone its finely-crafted formula with styling enhancements and interior update for 2020.

Unveiled at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show alongside Mazda’s all-new, first mass-production electric vehicle, MX-30, the updated MX-5 is scheduled to go on sale in Australia in early 2020.

The new model introduces the new Polymetal Grey Metallic exterior colour, which first debuted on the new Mazda3 hatch earlier this year. According to Mazda, the Polymetal Grey colour fuses the hard appearance of metal with the characteristic glossy smoothness of plastic to more vividly highlight the body’s flowing form, bringing to life Mazda’s Kodo Design and car-as-art philosophy.

Inside the new MX-5 there are revisions to interior materials with RF GT models picking up Burgundy Nappa leather punctuated with a light grey stitch to create a more premium cabin ambience.

Across other parts of the range, both Tan and Black leather options have also been revised, adding perforations that give a sporty texture and boost to comfort. The GT range also gets stainless steel scuff plates to minimise damage during entry and egress.

All model grades will adopt a new-look key fob and Mazda badging.

The updated Mazda MX-5 is available in Roadster (Soft Top) and RF (Retractable Hard Top) body styles, equipped with a Skyactiv-G 1.5 or Skyactiv-G 2.0 petrol engine, paired with a choice of six-speed Skyactiv-MT manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

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